Many of you have seen my kitchen before, when I posted about painting the walls, adding the Ikea shelving or when I repurposed a great farmhouse table I found at a thrift store. The cabinets are factory painted but after 10 years, they are starting to really show their age. The paint is starting to chip off on most of the doors, especially under the sink and around the oven.
Yes, this crazy lady is about to paint her kitchen cabinets and there are a lot of them to paint! I’m thinking of doing a two-tone look with General Finishes Millstone on the bottom and Antique White on the top. I hope it will tie in with the existing floor, backsplash and counters. This is going to be a huge job! I’m starting today so I will keep you posted!
Don’t forget The Painted Drawer Link Party is this evening. Wow this week has flown by!
I love your kitchen ‘as is’, but those colors will be stunning! Can’t wait to see them finished. Good luck!
Great color choices – looking forward to seeing the results! I can’t imagine painting that many cabinets – you have amazing ambition & energy to tackle this makeover!
No, I am just crazy 😉
I can’t wait to see how they look. I’m getting ready to paint my kitchen cabinets also. I’m both excited and dreading it. Will look forward to any advice you have to offer.
I only have as many cabinets as are on the left side of your kitchen, but I would still dread tackling that job! More power to you!
Love your color choices! Will you distress and/or glaze them? Inquiring minds
want to know and hope you will share results, details and procedures.
No distressing on these! Keeping them sharp and more modern. Plus, its less work 🙂
Do not envy you at any level but can’t wait to see the result!
Oh my goodness! You picked a good day/weekend to start this kind of project…During a hurricane! 🙂 I’ve painted kitchen cabinets in 3 of the houses we’ve lived in….It’s a chore, but so worthwhile! Have fun! They’ll be stunning!
I can’t believe I am doing this on a half day from school when I am expecting 4 other kids over besides my own and it is going to rain all weekend. And yet, that’s how I roll! Going great so far…
I’m painting my kitchen cabinets as we speak. I was so glad to see that you are going to use General Finishes Milk Paint. That is what I’m using but It’s my first experience with this paint. Initially, I was going to paint them with ASCP but I was not looking forward to all that sanding and waxing and wasn’t convinced it would hold up to the wear and tear. Thus the General Finishes. So far so good. I love the finish but it does take a lot longer in between coats. Now I’m getting ready for the HP flat top coat. It just bolstered my decision to go with GF when one of my favorite bloggers chose the same. Good luck with your kitchen and can’t wait to see the finished product!
Oh, good luck with your kitchen too, Pam! I am loving the GF on the cabinets and it is going on so smoothly! I had the exact same thought regarding chalk paint on my cabinets. Great minds think alike 😉
I think those colors will be lovely. I always find your choice of colors to be an inspiration!
I did my master bath vanity in General Finishes Millstone and Satin High Performance topcoat (3 coats). It is wearing beautifully. The onlyt hing was Millstone is not as dark as I was expecting (and I actually added a little brown acrylic paint to darken a tad) and I would have preferred a little dark. Still very nice color. I just wonder if it will be a enough contrast with the Antique White???
I’ve used Millstone before on projects and can see how you thought it was darker than it is! I’m happy with the color and actually it is quite the contrast. I shall share pics soon 🙂 It’s shaping up!
I know that you will do such a beautiful job, love your color choices. Last year I painted my kitchen cabinets in a beautiful SW gray. I ended up painting the base of the cabinets and the inside part of the door and left the outer frame work the original oak. I was dealing with breast cancer at the time and that was my short cut. Someday I will come back and paint it all gray. After a year I still love it and I am sure that you will love yours also.
Oh, Cyn – I hope you are fully healthy now. My best friend and aunt have both battled breast cancer so it does hit close to home. I helped my friend through it and it was tough but she is cancer free now. Best of luck finishing those cabinets. I bet they look amazing in gray and hopefully you will get them done so you can stand back and admire your work!
I think “YIKES ” says it all!! Good luck!
LOL I know! Especially as today is a half day and it is supposed to rain all weekend – not the best timing to paint all the kitchen cabinets 🙂
Love your idea of using the 2 tone Colors for your kitchen! Do you mind sharing the color name and brand of your kitchen wall paint? Such a pretty shade of blue! Does it have a little grey tone to it also? Thanks for sharing!
Hi Carol – yes, the color is BM Arctic Gray! I do love it. Such a calming color. Here is the post on it: https://thepainteddrawer.com/2014/03/a-kitchen-makeover-and-a-fall.html Thanks!
Thanks so much for the info Suzanne! I agree….. so calming! Looking forward to seeing your kitchen cabinets make over when done! It will be all worth the exhaustion when complete!
They’re going to look great!! Can’t wait to see them!!
Thanks! It’s coming along!
Thanks, I am fine now. I did finish my cabinets last summer, being busy kept me from worrying. Looking forward to seeing how yours turn out.
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Can’t wait to see how it turns out. I’m planning on adding some trim to my slab cupboard doors soon and then they’ll all need painted, so I’m right there with you with the “fun”!